Dorian's Dilemma
5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b (avg: 4.0 / 1 votes)
Submitted by: orclimber
Seasonal Raptor Closure
From the Washington State Park's Page [www.parks.wa.gov/474/Beacon-Rock]:
Beacon Rock offers excellent opportunities for rock climbing, and is considered to be some of the very best "Traditional Climbing" in the northwest. Climbers do need to be aware of where and when they climb due to management restrictions. Only the NW corner is open to climbing year round. The east face is closed year round due to environmental sensitivity. The rest of Beacon Rock is closed to rock climbing from February 1 to mid July annually to protect sensitive wildlife habitat. Call the park at (509) 427-8265 for more information.
Description
Follow left-leaning, jagged weakness to a small roof. Pull roof (crux) and pass a small fir tree. Continue up discontinuous cracks to a shallow dihedral. Pass 2 bolts on small edges. Rap rings below large roof.
Location
On NW corner, 50ft left along base of Beacon from where the hikers trail meets the wall. As the trail descends look for a small fir tree just above a 3ft roof.
Protection
Gear to 2", 2 bolts; rap rings.
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